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Could It Be B12? Pediatric Edition: What Every Parent Needs to Know about Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Could It Be B12? Pediatric Edition: What Every Parent Needs to Know about Vitamin B12 Deficiency

by Sally M Pacholok, Jeffrey J Stuart


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Your child is unsocial, moody, and not hitting standard development milestones. Is it autism? A developmental disability? Or could it be as simple as B12 deficiency? Millions of children and adolescents are at risk of developing serious neurological disorders caused by B12 deficiency, yet B12 deficiency often goes misdiagnosed as autism, depression, and mental illness. B12 deficiency is treatable—but if you don’t catch B12 deficiency in time, it can cause permanent nerve damage and disability.

Could It Be B12? Pediatric Edition is the only book for parents that offers a complete guide to detecting and preventing pediatric disorders caused by B12 deficiency. Written by Sally Pacholok and Dr. Jeffrey Stuart, authors of the acclaimed Could It Be B12?, this book offers parents critical information about protecting children from B12 deficiency from early fetal development through adolescence.

Written in a highly accessible style that makes complex medical information clear to general readers, Could It Be B12? Pediatric Edition presents strategies for healthy nutrition for mothers during pregnancy and breastfeeding, early intervention for infants and young children, and detecting subtle to severe symptoms of B12 deficiency in older children and teenagers. Could It Be B12? Pediatric Edition will help readers learns the warning signs of childhood B12 deficiency, prevent serious injury with timely intervention, and work with health care professionals to get effective treatment for their children.

Thoroughly researched, clearly written, and backed with hard scientific data, medical journal citations, and numerous case studies, Could It Be B12? Pediatric Edition is a must-read for all parents and expectant parents.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610352871
Publisher: Linden Publishing
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Pages: 199
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Sally Pacholok, R.N., B.S.N, has fought tirelessly to raise public awareness of the dangers of undiagnosed B12 deficiency for over ten years. Her first book, “Could It Be B12?,” has been acclaimed by physicians as “the definitive book on B12 deficiency, diagnosis, and treatment.” She was the subject of the 2015 film “Sally Pacholok,” starring Annet Mahendru as Pacholok, which dramatized the true story of her struggle to improve care for B12 deficiency patients. An emergency room nurse with nearly 30 years of experience, Pacholok received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. She was also an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (A-EMT), and worked as a paramedic prior to and during nursing school. She has worked in health care for a total of 35 years, and has cared for thousands of patients. In addition, she is an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider, and has assisted instructors at a local community college in training paramedics in ACLS. She is a Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) Provider, an Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC) Provider and a member of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA).

Jeffrey J. Stuart, D.O., is a board-certified emergency medicine physician who has practiced for over 20 years. Stuart is also certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advanced Pediatric Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation. Stuart received his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes field amputation and hazardous materials decontamination, and he has also participated in training sessions with the Detroit Metropolitan Airport SWAT team. Dr. Stuart participated in visual brain research at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland, in 1987, and was involved in cholesterol metabolism research at the Rockefeller University Hospital in New York City in 1985. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians, the Macomb County Osteopathic Medical Association and the Michigan Osteopathic Association.

Table of Contents

1) B12 Deficiency: The Silent Crippler Stalking Women and Their Children
2) What B12 Is, What It Does, and Why Being Deficient is Dangerous
3) Three More Actors in the B12 Play
4) The Risks and Dangers of Low B12When You're Pregnant or Nursing
5) Vitamin B12 deficiency in infants and young children
6) Low B12 in older children and adolescents: Symptoms from subtle to severe.
7) Inborn errors of B12 metabolism: When gene defects can turn deadly
8) Lost Children: The Autism-B12 Connection
9) Breakdown: B12 Deficiency and Mental Illness 10) No Laughing Matter: Nitrous Oxide and B12 Deficiency
11) Taking Charge: Prevention, Testing, and Treatment
12) Dollars and Sense: The Cost Effectiveness of Screening and Treating Patients for B12 Deficiency
13) A Call for a United Effort


Audience information:

Parents: The primary audience for “Could It Be B12? Pediatric Edition” is parents of children from infancy to age 18. Parents, especially parents of young children, area large and steady market for books on health and parenting. Parents today are exceptionally cautious and vigilant about the health of their children, and will be highly interested in information about detecting and preventing illness.

Expectant parents: Another important audience for “Could It Be B12? Pediatric Edition” is persons and couples who are about to have children. Much of the information in the book relates to nutrition for healthy pregnancy, prenatal care, breastfeeding, and infant care, and is highly relevant to expectant parents.

Family members and friends of parents: “Could It Be B12? Pediatric Edition”is an excellent gift book for for friends and family to give expectant parents or parents of children with developmental or neurological problems.

Medical professionals: A secondary market for “Could It Be B12? Pediatric Edition” is pediatricians, nurses, and other medical professionals who work with children and parents. Although “Could It Be B12? Pediatric Edition” is primarily intended for general audiences, medical professionals will find the book useful as a compact summary of childhood illnesses associated with B12 deficiency, or as a book ro recommend to patients and parents.

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